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  • Lake County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 25 DD, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Mackinac County and named Aischum County until 1843, 01-Apr-1840.
    Established:  01-May-1871
    County Seat:  Baldwin, Michigan

    County history - Lake County is derived from its location to Lake Michigan and the many lakes within the county.

    Lake Courthouse
    GHLL Lake County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Lake County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lake County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MIGenWeb site - Lake County Archives
    7. US/MIGenWeb - Lake County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lake County Clerk, 800 Tenth Street, Baldwin, MI 49304.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Manistee County (northwest), Wexford County (northeast), Osceola County (east),
             Newaygo County (south), Mason County (west).

        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties



  • Lapeer County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 25, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Oakland and St. Clair Counties, 10-Sep-1822.
    Established:  02-Feb-1835
    County Seat:  Lapeer, Michigan

    County history - Lapeer County is said to be from an Americanization of the French, la pierre meaning flint.

    Lapeer Courthouse
    GHLL Lapeer County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Lapeer County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lapeer County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MIGenWeb site - Lapeer County Archives
    7. US/MIGenWeb - Lapeer County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lapeer County Clerk, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sanilac County (northeast), Tuscola County (northwest), St. Clair County (east),
             Genesee County (west), Macomb County (southeast), Oakland County (southwest).

        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties

    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Burlington Township/Clifford Village (5 files)



  • Leelanau County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1840 — Organized:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac County)

      County Seat:  Leland

  • Leelanau County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Leelanau County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Leelanau County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Leelanau County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Leelanau County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Lenawee County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  10-Sep-1822 — Organized:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    (Formed from portions of Monroe County)

      County Seat:  Adrian

  • Lenawee County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Lenawee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Lenawee County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Lenawee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Lenawee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Livingston County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  21-Mar-1833 — Organized:  24-Mar-1836
    (Formed from portions of Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties)

      County Seat:  Howell

  • Livingston County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Livingston County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Livingston County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Livingston County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Livingston County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - As one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", a group of counties
             whose names honor members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet, it is
             named after former U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..

  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Luce County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-xxxx — Organized:  01-Mar-1887
    (Formed from portions of Chippewa and Mackinac Counties)

      County Seat:  Newberry

  • Luce County - American History & Genealogy Project (none found online)
  • Luce County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Luce County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Luce County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Luce County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Mackinac County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1818 — Organized:  26-Oct-1818
    (Formed from portions of Wayne County. Named Michilimackinac County until 1837)

      County Seat:  St. Ignace

  • Mackinac County - American History & Genealogy Project (none found online)
  • Mackinac County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Mackinac County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Mackinac County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Mackinac County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Macomb County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  15-Jan-1818 — Organized:  11-Mar-1818
    (Formed from portions of Wayne County)

      County Seat:  Mt. Clemens

  • Macomb County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Macomb County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Macomb County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Macomb County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Macomb County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Manistee County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1840 — Organized:  01-Apr-1840
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac County)

      County Seat:  Manistee

  • Manistee County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Manistee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Manistee County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Manistee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Manistee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties

    Census Information:
  • 1900 Maple Grove Twp. - Page 1, Page 2.
  • 1900 Onakama Twp. - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.
  • Return to: County Menu


  • Marquette County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  May 31, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chippewa and Mackinac Counties.
    Established:  09-Mar-1843
    County Seat:  Marquette, Michigan

    County history - Marquette County is named in honor of Father Marquette, the famous Jesuit missionary who came here during the late 1600s.

    Marquette Courthouse
    1. Marquette County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Marquette County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Marquette County - Genealogical/Historical Society
    4. Marquette County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Marquette County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Marquette County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Marquette County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Marquette County Vital Records - Marquette County Clerk, Courthouse, Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855

      Local History/Genealogy:
    9. Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties



  • Mason County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  01-Apr-1840 — Organized:  xx-xxx-1855
    (Formed from portions of Ottawa, Oceana, Mackinac Counties [named Notipekago County until 1843])

      County SeatLudington

  • Mason County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Mason County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Mason County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Mason County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Mason County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - named for Stevens T. Mason, first governor of Michigan
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..

  • Great Lakes History Companion - Mason County Resources And Links
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Mecosta County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1840 — Organized:  01-Apr-1840
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac and Oceania Counties)

      County Seat:  Big Rapids

  • Mecosta County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Mecosta County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Mecosta County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Mecosta County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Mecosta County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties

    Census Information:
  • 1860 Census (I) - County Index Page 1, Page 2.
  • 1860 Census (T) - Green Township Page 1, Page 2.
  • 1860 Census (T) - Pearsons Township Page 1.
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Menominee County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1863 — Organized:  19-Mar-1863
    (Formed from portions of Delta and Marquette Counties. Named Bleeker County until 1863)

      County Seat:  Menominee

  • Menominee County - American History & Genealogy Project (none found online)
  • Menominee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Menominee County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Menominee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Menominee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Local Genealogical/Historical Society - Marinette, WI & Menominee, MI web site
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Midland County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  02-Mar-1831 — Organized:  xx-xxx-1850
    (Formed from portions of Saginaw County and unorganized territory [Northwest Territory])

      County Seat:  Midland City

  • Midland County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Midland County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Midland County - Genealogical/Historical Society (genealogy)
  • Midland County - Genealogical/Historical Society (History)
  • Midland County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Midland County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Missaukee County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1837 — Organized:  01-Apr-1840
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac County)

      County Seat:  Lake City (Named Reeder until 1873)

  • Missaukee County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Missaukee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Missaukee County - Genealogical/Historical Society (genealogy)
  • Missaukee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Missaukee County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • McBain High School - Photos 1937-1941
  • Return to: County Menu


  • Monroe County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 10, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Wayne County, 1785.
    Established:  14-Jul-1817
    County Seat:  Monroe, Michigan

    County history - Monroe County is named in honor of James Monroe (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States, and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation. His presidency was marked both by an "Era of Good Feelings"  a period of relatively little partisan strife  and later by the Panic of 1819 and a fierce national debate over the admission of the Missouri Territory. Monroe is most noted for his proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, which stated that the United States would not tolerate further European intervention in the Americas.


    Monroe Courthouse
    GHLL Monroe County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Monroe County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Monroe County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society Of Monroe County / Monroe, MI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Milan Area Historical Society / Milan, MI)
    7. US/MIGenWeb site - Monroe County Archives
    8. US/MIGenWeb - Monroe County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Monroe County Clerk, 106 East First Street, Monroe, MI 48161.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wayne County (northeast), Washtenaw County (northwest), Essex County, Ontario,
                Canada
    (east), Lenawee County (west), Lucas County, Ohio (south).

        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties




  • Montcalm County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xx-1831 — Organized:  02-Mar-1831
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac County and unorganized territory [Northwest Territory])

      County Seat:  Stanton

  • Montcalm County - American History & Genealogy Project (none found online)
  • Montcalm County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Montcalm County - Genealogical/Historical Society (none found online)
  • Montcalm County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Montcalm County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Local Genealogical/Historical Society - Several listings
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Montmorency County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xx-xxxx — Organized:  01-Apr-1840
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac County and unorganized territory [Northwest Territory]. Named Cheonoquet County until 1843)

      County Seat:  Atlanta

  • Montmorency County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Montmorency County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Montmorency County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Montmorency County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Montmorency County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Muskegon County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xx-xxxx — Organized:  01-Feb-1859
    (Formed from portions of Oceania County and Ottawa Counties)

      County Seat:  Muskegon

  • Muskegon County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Muskegon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Muskegon County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Muskegon County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Muskegon County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
  • Local Genealogical/Historical Society - Western Michigan Genealogical Society Online!
  • Return to: County Menu


  • Newaygo County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Mackinac County and Oceana Counties.
    Established:  01-Apr-1840
    County Seat:  White Cloud, Michigan

    County history - Newaygo County was either named for an Ojibwe leader who signed the Saginaw Treaty of 1819 or for a Native American word meaning "much water". Other authorities believe that the county got it's name from a Chippewa Indian Chief: Naw-wa-goo, one of the signers of the Treaty of Saginaw in 1812.

    Newaygo Courthouse
    1. Newaygo County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Newaygo County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Newaygo County - Genealogical/Historical Society
    4. Newaygo County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Newaygo County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Newaygo County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Newaygo County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Newaygo County Vital Records - Newaygo County Clerk, 087 Newell Street, P.O. Box 885, White Cloud, MI 49349.

    9. Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
    10. Local Archives - Historical Archives (County)
    11. Local Library - Freemont Area District Library
    12. Local Society - Western Michigan Genealogical Society Online!


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